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The leading public charter school in Tahoe/Truckee

Creekside Charter is a TK through 8th grade, free public school, located in Olympic Valley, CA serving students from Truckee, Tahoe City and surrounding communities.






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Creekside Pillars of Growth

Relationships Matter


Student greatness starts with believing in their potential.  Every student should be known, supported and made to feel important.  By engaging families as part of our student’s learning process we are able to further build trust and lasting relationships with families that help to propel a student forward.  The positive nature of our community (teachers, parents, and students) allows students the space to learn and grow.

Academic Excellence

Students are guided to new levels through best teaching practices, mentoring with other students, intervention resources, parent volunteers and peer partnering. Everyone is a teacher! This approach cultivates joy for learning through connection and discovery. By improving a student’s independent work skills students are able to learn organizational skills and study habits that lead to success at the secondary school level and in life.

Developing The Whole Child 

Creekside students have a unique opportunity to leave campus during the school day to pursue their individual passions, travel with family, or take advantage of outside learning opportunities. A Creekside education is not defined by four walls, but instead allows students to explore adventures and learning outside of the class. 

In addition to our core subjects, our classroom teachers are dedicated to the social and emotional growth of our students.  Weekly class activities center on student check-in, reflection, mindfulness and appreciation. 

The balance Creekside students have between academics, nature, sport, emotional growth and family is not only unique but also allows them to find success and happiness as they navigate through school.

Happy Families

"We love Creekside because, for our child, it combines just the right balance of strong academics, experiential learning, and independent study. The community here is awesome, and we really appreciate how approachable and hands on the faculty are here! There’s no other school that I’ve seen where the Principal stands outside each day and greats the kids by name. So rad!

Kim O. (Parent)

Our children love Creekside and so do we.

Creekside’s creative and engaging teachers have pushed them to explore concepts deeply through group projects, public speaking, classroom plays, and even poetry readings by waterfalls. Creekside also enables our children to pursue their passions outside the classroom without sacrificing academic excellence. 

Carrie K. (Parent)

Creekside has made my son excited to go to school.  He comes home excited to tell me about what he learned from a science project or from a hike they took up Shirley Canyon.  My younger son spends most of his time in the outdoor classroom, using nature to learn math, science, life skills and getting a ton of exercise romping around in the streams or climbing small boulders.  I couldn’t be happier with my choice of schools for my family.

Zoe N. (Parent)


The LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for Creekside to share stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet our local needs.  Read ours here!

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